Humanities

Humanities

 

Department Staff

Mr P. Caschere – Subject Leader

J. Phillips – Teaching Assistant

 

Overview

History and Geography are timetabled together as Humanities. The subjects are taught discretely in half term blocks, but many lessons include elements of both History and Geography. Humanities is taught at KS3 only.

In History lessons pupils learn about the major events, people and changes that have affected the world in the last 2000 years including Invaders and Settlers of Britain, The Early Modern Period and 20th Century World History. Geography lessons focus on the physical world and the impact of man on our planet. Pupils learn about the weather, rivers, settlements and plate tectonics as well as farming, fair trade and natural resources.

In all lessons pupils reinforce English learning by practising their skills in phonics, written work and speaking & listening. Next Steps marking practices are used to develop literacy skills. Maths is also reinforced by studying chronology and ICT skills are used in a practical setting by researching topics on the internet.

Introduction and plenary sessions are used to carry out formative assessment in every lesson. Summative assessment is made at the end of every module and used to track and record pupil progress.

Home learning is set with agreement of parents and can be used to develop gifted and talented learners.

 

GEOGRAPHY KEY WORDS
HISTORY KEY WORDS
LIFE SKILLS KEY WORDS